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Get the edge with our powerful charts and fast, reliable execution technology.
We visit a large number of venues to make sure we give you the best price we can
Free access to live and historical data, fully supported on desktop, tablet and mobile
Independent pattern recognition technology and technical analysis to identify market trends
If a better price becomes available as you click to trade, we can give you that price
Place trades, attach stops and limits, set alerts and draw trend lines directly onto your charts
IG account holders get free essential charts in our web-based platform; plus mobile charts for analysis on the move.
Our research offering goes further than just live charts. Get access to technical and trend analysis on forex, stock markets and more, completely free of charge.
Trend identification software that monitors the markets, alerting you to potential opportunities.
For experienced traders looking to get an extra edge, we also offer a range of advanced execution and charting tools. To get started with these tools, you'll first need to log in or create an account.
The leading web-based charting package, available at no extra cost if you transact at least four times in a given month. Otherwise there is a £30 per month fee.
Our robust systems are engineered to cope with large volumes of traffic, and designed to get you the best price we can.
When dealing on live prices, we guarantee we’ll never fill your trade at a level worse than the one you requested, and if the market moves against you, we'll ask you to resubmit your order rather than filling it at a price you don't want.
When markets can change in milliseconds, our price improvement technology means if a better price becomes available as you click to trade, we can give you that price.
Our forex prices are sourced from top global banks and exchanges. For shares, we use primary exchanges like LSE and our multi-venue technology to source prices from two leading European exchanges, Chi-X and BATS.
This means you get greater liquidity and can access the best prices from around the globe, plus we can continue to quote even if an exchange goes down. For some illiquid shares we use market-maker prices, and we make our own prices for digital 100s and out-of-hours markets.
All our platforms use top-level web security, so you can trade with confidence.
We utilise 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, which is the industry standard for online financial transactions, from PayPal and eBay to high street banks.
We offer a range of tools to help you manage your exposure. All our risk management tools are designed to be easy to apply. Properly utilised, they can help safeguard you against the risks of leveraged trading.
Our technology includes free price alerts to notify you of the latest market movements and trailing stops to lock in potential profits without manually monitoring your position. You can also place an absolute limit on potential loss with our guaranteed stops. These are subject to an additional charge if triggered.
Find out more about risk management.
Which prices are live and is there a fee for this?
The majority of our CFD prices are live for active clients.
For share CFDs, prices will be delayed by 15 minutes and you’ll need to subscribe to these prices from within the platform – this does incur a fee from any exchange you subscribe to, but exchange fees are refunded if a minimum number of transactions are made in a month.
ProRealTime chart prices are also live, and incur a fee of £30 per month if you subscribe. Again, this fee is refunded if at least four trades are transacted in a given month.
Live DMA price feeds are also chargeable, but refunded in the same manner.
Do you support technical indicators?
Our charts offer over 100 technical indicators, including Moving Average, Exponential Moving Average, Stochastic and Bollinger Bands.
How do alerts work?
You can create alerts for a range of situations, ranging from an underlying market hitting a certain level, to more complex conditions which combine up to three technical indicators. To set an alert, use the 'alerts' tab at the top of your chosen chart in the platform. Once your criteria are met, notifications will be sent to your inbox or mobile device.
How does DMA pricing technology work?
When you are trading share CFDs and click on one of the prices in our DMA platforms, the smart order routing technology we use immediately routes your order to the relevant venue. By routing your order across multiple order books it's more likely that your order will be filled, but you will only ever be charged one commission per order.
If your requested size and price is not available, your order will be routed to the primary exchange, where the greatest level of liquidity is generally available.
1L2 Dealer is free to download, however, you may be liable to pay that exchange's data usage fees. IG will rebate these fees for active traders. Contact us for more information on these costs plus commission and funding charges.